Curriculum Overview and Policy
Download: Curriculum Overview 2018/19 – Geography
The National Curriculum (2014) states, “a high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.”
At St. Oswald’s Catholic Primary School, we aim to provide a comprehensive and engaging Geography curriculum which both excites and challenges all pupils in school. We aim to offer high quality geography education, which will develop a progression of geographical language and skills. Through gaining a deeper understanding about their locality, diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, children will be encouraged to become global citizens. They will develop respect for the physical environment and the diverse cultures that make up our fascinating planet. We aim to nurture their interest and wonder in exploring their own place in the world. At our school, the children are given the opportunity to think spatially and critically; using images, atlases and maps to present and analyse information. To deepen their knowledge and understanding of places near and far; we aim to ensure that all of our children are given the opportunity to use a range of investigative and problem-solving skills inside the classroom within each topic area. These skills can then be transferred into practise outside the classroom, through local fieldwork. The children’s locality offers excellent opportunities for this.
Liverpool is a unique city with an abundance of outdoor spaces, ranging from parks and coastal walks to famous landmarks and tourist attractions. Liverpool’s nearby beaches and nature reserves are also great places to appreciate the outdoors. Through studying their locality, children can be provided with first-hand experience, enabling them to become geographers of the future.
If you would like to explore the fascinating world around you with your child, take a look at some of the following websites: